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Vol. 1 No. 1, Spring 1988

Cover RH Vol.1 No.1
  • Mike Howgate: Readers Notes (Listings of relevant press items)
  • Spartacist statement (Their usual line on ‘ostensibly revolutionary groups’)

Vol. 1 No. 2, Summer 1988
The hidden history of the Spanish Civil War

Cover RH Vol.1 No.2

Letters

Mike Howgate: Readers’ Notes


Vol. 1 No. 3, Autumn 1988
War and Revolution in Europe: 1939–1945

Cover RH Vol.1 No.3

Reviews

Letters

Reader’s Notes


Vol. 1 No. 4, Winter 1988–89
Against All Odds:
Dutch, French and Indian Trotskyism during the Second World War

Cover RH Vol.1 No.4

Reviews

Letters


Vol. 2 No. 1, Spring 1989
Strikes & Leadership:
Trotskyists and Major Class Battles

Cover RH Vol.2 No.1

The Renault Strike of 1947

The 1934 Minneapolis Strike

 

Reviews

Letters

Readers’ notes


Vol. 2 No. 2, Summer 1989
Nationalism, resistance and imperialist war:
Trotskyism in Argentina and Scandinavia

Covedr RH Vol.2 No.2

Obituaries

Reviews

Letters

Reader’s Notes


Vol. 2 No. 3, Autumn 1989
Germany: the key
The German Left 1919 to 1935

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Obituary

Reviews

Letters

Readers’ Notes


Vol. 2 No. 4, Spring 1990
The Tragedy of the Chinese Revolution

Cover RH Vol.2 No.4

Obituaries

Work in Progress

Reviews

Letters


Vol. 3 No. 1, Summer 1990
Stalinism & Communism in Eastern Europe

Cover RH Vol.3 No.1

Work in Progress

Reviews

Letters

  • Errata for Vol. 2 No. 4
  • Books and Magazines Wanted

Readers’ Notes


Vol. 3 No. 2, Autumn 1990
Vietnam:
Workers’ Revolution and National Independence

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Obituaries

Work in Progress

Reviews

  • Erratum to Vol. 3 No. 1

Letters

Readers’ Notes


Vol. 3 No. 3, Spring 1991
Trotskyism and Stalinism in Greece

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Obituaries

Work in Progress

Reviews

Letters

Readers’ Notes


Vol. 3 No. 4, Autumn 1991
Imperialist War and National Resistance

Cover RH Vol.3 No.4

Work in Progress

  • Ian Birchall and Paul Flewers on the Serge Centenary
  • The Centre d’Etudes et de Recherches sur les Mouvements Trotskyste et Revolutionnaires internationaux, Paris

Reviews

Obituaries

  • Dave Hughes
  • Frank Ward

Letters

  • Errata to Vol. 3 No. 3

Readers’ Notes


Vol. 4 Nos. 1 & 2
The Spanish Civil War:
The View from the Left

(Dedicated to the Memory of Sam Bornstein)

Introduction

Part 1: Causation

Part 2: Eyewitness

Part 3: Analysis

(This is a book-size and format issue, and does not carry the usual reviews and letters sections)


Vol. 4 No. 3, Summer 1992
Bolivia. The Revolution Derailed?
The Crisis of 1952 and the Trotskyist Movement

Work in Progress

  • Mike Jones on the Schafranek controversy
  • Walter Kendall on Bruno Rizzi
  • Ted Crawford on the Sao Paulo Colloquium
  • Errata to Vol. 4 Nos. 1/2

Reviews

  • Tony Cliff, Trotsky 1917–1923. The Sword of Revolution
  • Harriett Crawford: Sumer and the Sumerians and C.N. Reeves: The Valley of the Kings. The Decline of a Royal Necropolis
  • Michael Lees: The Rape of Serbia
  • Paul LeBlanc: Lenin and the Revolutionary Party
  • Mario Vargas Llosa: The Real Life of Alejandro Mayta
  • Karel Kaplan: Report on the Murder of the General Secretary
  • Jack Gale: Class Struggle in the Second World War: The 1944 Police Raid on the RCP
  • Leon Trotsky: Fascism, Stalinism and the United Front
  • Dick Freney: A Map of Days: Life on the Left
  • Harpal Brar: Perestroika: The Complete Collapse of Revisionism

Obituaries

  • Edmond Samarakoddy (1914–1992)
  • Martha Phillips (1948–1992)

Letters

  • Reiner Tosstorff on Spain, with reply by Al Richardson
  • Werner Cohn on Trotsky and the Jews, with reply by Al Richardson
  • Fred Purdy on the Spartacists

Readers’ Notes


Vol. 4 No. 4, Spring 1993
‘Colour and Class’; The origins of South African Trotskyism

Cover RH Vol.4 No.4

Narrative

Documents

Work in Progress

Reviews

Letters

Stop Press !

Readers’ notes


Vol. 5 No. 1, Autumn 1993
‘Eyewitness to Disaster’:
The German Labour Movement and the Rise of Hitler, 1929–33

  • Editorial
  • Mildred Gordon: Sam Gordon (1910–1982) – Scientific Socialist
  • Sam Gordon: Reports from Germany, 1929–1930
  • Mike Jones: A Comment on Sam Gordon’s Reports
  • Mika Etchebehere: Hyppolite Etchebehere, called Juan Rustico
  • Hyppolite Etchebehere: The Tragedy of the German Proletariat
  • Hyppolite Etchebehere: Letters to an Argentine Comrade
  • Ernest Rogers: Etchebehere’s Assessment Confirmed
  • Mike Jones: Jan Valtin – A False Witness

Work in Progress

  • Note by Andy Durgan on a conference about Andreu Nin
  • Note by Crawford & Richardson on current research and studies
  • Announcement of the first issue of Journal of Trotsky Studies

Obituaries

  • Prins Rajasooriya
  • Louis Bondy

Reviews

  • James P. Cannon and the Early Years of American Communism: Selected Writings and Speeches, 1920–1928
  • Robert Service (ed.): Society and Politics in the Russian Revolution
  • C.N. Reeves (ed.): After Tut’ankhamun: Research and Excavation in the Royal Necropolis at Thebes
  • Victor Serge: Year One of the Russian Revolution
  • Arthur Ransome: Six Weeks in Russia 1919, and The Crisis in Russia 1920
  • Jeff Fellow: Revolting Scotland
  • Raymond Challinor: A Radical Lawyer in Victorian England: W.P. Roberts and the Struggle for Workers Rights
  • Fritz Keller: In den Gulag von Ost und West
  • Terry Brotherstone and Paul Dukes (eds.): The Trotsky Reappraisal
  • Joe Jacobs: Out of the Ghetto
  • Frank Furedi: Mythical Past, Elusive Future: History and Society in an Anxious Age
  • Raya Dunayevskaya: The Marxist Humanist Theory of State Capitalism

Letters

  • Hillel Ticktin
  • Baruch Hirson replies to Ticktin
  • Jose Villa on Nationalism in Bolivia
  • Anibal Robles on Sendero Luminosa terrorism against Trotskyist workers leaders in Peru

Readers’ Notes


Vol. 5 No. 2, Spring 1994
Germany 1918–23:
From the November Revolution to the Failed October

Work in Progress

  • Note from Conquest on information in Volkogonov on the assassination of Trotsky
  • Note on a video on the murder of Nin
  • Brief notes on recent German publications from Decaton Verlag
  • Announcement of a new historical review from the Socialist Labor Party
  • Announcement of the London Socialist Historians Group
  • Note on recent Hungarian publications from the Soviet archives
  • Announcement of Socialist History

Reviews

Letters

  • Announcement of availability of supplementary documents

Vol. 5 No. 3
Victor Serge. The Century of the Unexpected:
Essays on Revolution and Counter-Revolution

Obituaries

Work in Progress

Letters

Reviews

Letters

Readers’ Notes


Vol. 5 No. 4
THE ITALIAN LEFT
Through Fascism, War and Revolution:
Trotskyism and Left Communism in Italy

Obituaries

Reviews

Letters

Readers’ Notes


Vol. 6 No. 1, Winter 1995–96
Trotskyism in Poland

Obituaries

Work in Progress

Reviews

Letters

Readers’ Notes


Vol. 6 No. 2/3, Summer 1996
Essays on Revolutionary Marxism in Britain and Ireland
from the 1930s to the 1960s

  • Editorial
  • Ciaran Crossey & James Monaghan: The Origins of Trotskyism in Ireland
  • John Archer: C.L.R. James in Britain, 1932–38
  • Paul Flewers: Cornering the Chameleons, Stalinism & Trotskyism in Britain 1939–41
  • John McIlroy: ‘The First Great Battle in the March to Socialism’, Dockers, Stalinists and Trotskyists in 1945
  • Alan Christianson: The Revolutionary Communist Party and the Shop Stewards
  • Sam Levy: A Footnote for Historians
  • Ellis Hillman and the Fourth International
  • Anon: The Disunity of Theory and Practice
  • Mike Jones: Some Recently Discovered Material on Rosa Luxemburg and Leo Jogiches
  • Rosa Luxemburg: Letters on Bolshevism and the Russian Revolution
  • A Tribute to Ryan Worrall (Probably the first British supporter of the ‘state capitalism’ theory)
  • A Statement on John Archer’s C.L.R. James in Britain, 1932–38, by Ted Crawford

Obituaries

  • Ellis Hillman (1928–1996), by Al Richardson
  • Ellis Hillman and the Socialist Review Group, by Jim Higgins
  • Michel Pablo (1911–1996), by Al Richardson

Work in Progress

Reviews

Work in Progress Extra

Letters

Readers’ Notes


Vol. 6 No. 4, 1997
Blows Against the Empire:
Trotskyism in Ceylon – the Lanka Sama Samaja Party 1935–1964

  • Editorial
  • The Origins of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party and Manifesto of the Lanka Sama Samaja Party, Jayawardene Politics of the LSSP, Gunawardene
  • The Defence of Mark Bracegirdle, Jayawardene
  • Interview with Bracegirdle, conducted by Bob Pitt
  • The LSSP turns to Trotskyism 1939–41, Perera, Goonewardene, de Silva & anon.
  • The LSSP 1939–60, Fernando
  • The LSSP Against Imperialist War, Perera, Gunawardena
  • The 1945 Split in the LSSP, Amarasinghe, Gunawardena, N.M. Perera, De Silva
  • The Dispute over Independence, 1948, De Silva, Perera, Dissanayake
  • The Unification of the LSSP in 1950: interview with Rajasooriya, articles by Gunawardene etc.
  • The Great Hartal of 1953, Tampoe, Samarakoddy, Goonewardene, Rajasooriya
  • Tamil Rights: The LSSP Against Sinhala Only, 1955–56, Goonewardene
  • LSSP Declaration, Perera
  • The LSSP Against the People’;s Front (1956–1960), Grannum, Samarakoddy
  • Years of Crisis, 1960–64, Amerasinghe, Karalasingham
  • Charles Wesley Ervin, Trotskyism in India (Part 2, 1942–48)

Obituaries

Work in Progress

Reviews

Letters

Readers’ Notes


Vol. 7 No. 1
A Paradise for Capitalism?
Class and Leadership in Twentieth Century Belgium

 

  • Catherine Leghien, A Contribution to the History of the Belgian Trotskyists
  • Pierre Broué, The Parti Socialiste Révolutionnaire
  • Leon Trotsky, Letters on Belgium (never previously in English)
  • Harry Ratner, Report on the PCR
  • Some Historical Vignettes
  • Serge Simon, The Belgium General Strike 1960–61
  • John McIlroy, Adrift in the Rapids of Racism (Syd Bidwell 1917–1997)

Obituaries

Work in Progress

Reviews

  • Caliban’s Freedom: Early Political Thought of CLR James by Bogues (Higgins)
  • More Years for the Locusts by Higgins (Birchall)
  • Rosa Luxemburg by Rienzi & Bisceglie (Rossi)
  • Essays in Memory of Tom Kemp by Brotherstone & Pilling (Arthur)
  • Marx at the Millennium by Cyril Smith (Machover)
  • Russia from Revolution to Counter-Revolution by Ted Grant (Richardson)
  • Reason in Revolt: Modern Philosophy and Modern Science by Ted Grant & Alan Woods (Thompson)
  • Friends of the Durruti Group & Documentacion historica del troquismo in espanol by Augustin Guillamon (Sullivan)
  • Assassinii nel maquis; la tragica morte del Pietro Tresso by Broué & Vacheron (Casciola & Salucci)
  • Meutre au maquis by Broué, Vacheron & Dugrand (Birchall)
  • The Spectre of Babeuf by Ian Birchall (Schiappa)
  • Morgan Phillips Price by Tania Rose (Richardson)
  • BOC 1930–36; El Bloque Obrero y Campesino by Andrew Durgan (Ealham)
  • The Left in History by Willie Thompson (Sullivan)
  • We The Anarchists! a Study of the Iberian Anarchist Federation (FAI) 1927–1937 by Stuart Christie (Sullivan)

Letters

Readers’ Notes


Vol. 7 No. 2, Spring 1999
Culture and Revolution in the Thought of Leon Trotsky

  • Editorial

The Culture of the Old World

  • Leon Trotsky, Ibsen
  • Leon Trotsky, Two Literary Souls at the Mercy of the Metaphysical Demon
  • Leon Trotsky, Poetry, the Machine, and the Poetry of the Machine
  • Leon Trotsky, On the Novel in General and on The Three of Them in Particular
  • Leon Trotsky, Culture and the Little White Bull
  • Paul Flewers, Vekhi and the Retreat from Reason

Impressionism: Trotsky in Vienna

  • Fritz Keller, Trotsky in Vienna
  • Leon Trotsky, On Death and Eros
  • Leon Trotsky, A New Year’s Conversation about Art
  • Leon Trotsky, The Vienna Secession of 1909
  • Leon Trotsky, Two Viennese Exhibitions
  • Leon Trotsky, On the Intelligentsia
  • Leon Trotsky, Vienna Secession 1913

The Culture of the Transition Period

  • John Plant, Trotsky, Art and the Revolution
  • Antonio Gramsci, A Letter to Leon Trotsky on Futurism
  • Leon Trotsky, For Quality – For Culture!

Culture Under the Dictators

  • Pierre Naville, Trotsky on Art and Literature
  • Richard Greeman, Did Trotsky Read Serge?
  • Esther Leslie, Elective Affinities
  • James T. Farrell, A Memoir of Leon Trotsky
  • Leon Trotsky, Marcel Martinet
  • Leon Trotsky, The Attitude of Men of Letters
  • An Interview with Jean Malaquais
  • Fritz Keller, Stalinism versus Hedonism

The International Federation of Independent Revolutionary Artists

  • Maurice Nadeau, Trotsky and Breton
  • Leon Trotsky, You Must Not Whisper
  • Leon Trotsky, Difficulties With Diego

Obituaries

Work in Progress

Reviews

Letters

Readers’ Notes


Vol. 7 No. 3, Spring 2000
The Hidden Pearl of the Carribean:
Trotskyism in Cuba

  • Editorial
  • Gary Tennant, An Introduction to the History of Trotskyism in Cuba
  • Gary Tennant, The Background: Nationalism and Communism in Cuba
  • Gary Tennant, Julio Antonio Mella and the Roots of Dissension in the Partido Comunista de Cuba
  • Gary Tennant, The Birth of Dissident Cuban Communism and the Oposición Comunista de Cuba, 1930–33
  • Gary Tennant, The Partido Bolchevique Leninista and the Revolution of the 1930s
  • Gary Tennant, Trotskyism in Cuba Between the Revolutions
  • Gary Tennant, The Reorganised Partido Obrero Revolucionario (Trotskista) and the 1959 Revolution
  • To the Cuban Workers and Peasants
  • Letter from the Workers Party of the United States to the Cuban Trotskyists
  • Gary Tennant, Historical Vignettes
  • An Interview with Roberto Acosta Hechavarría
  • The International Secretariat and the Cuban Trotskyists
  • Thirty Years Since the Death of Ernesto Guevara

Obituaries

Work in Progress

Reviews

  • Christopher Andrew and Vasili Mitrokhin, The Mitrokhin Archive, Part 1: The KGB in Europe and the West, by J.J. Plant
  • Paul Flewers, “I Know How, But I Don’t Know Why”: George Orwell’s Conception of Totalitarianism, by John Newsinger
  • John Newsinger, Orwell’s Politics, by Paul Flewers
  • Susan Weissman (ed.), The Ideas of Victor Serge: A Life as a Work of Art, by Bill Marshall
  • Leon Trotsky, The Transitional Programme, by Al Richardson
  • Morgan Philips Price, Dispatches from the Weimar Republic, by Al Richardson
  • John Reed, Shaking the World: John Reed’s Revolutionary Journalism, by Al Richardson
  • John H. Kautsky, The Politics of Aristocratic Empires, by Al Richardson
  • Susan Pollock, Ancient Mesopotamia, by Al Richardson
  • Dave Renton, Fascism: Theory and Practice, by Tobias Abse
  • Donny Gluckstein, The Nazis, Capitalism and the Working Class, by Tobias Abse
  • Enzo Traverso, Understanding the Nazi Genocide: Marxism After Auschwitz, by Tobias Abse
  • Bill Hunter, Lifelong Apprenticeship: The Life and Times of a Revolutionary, by Sheila Lahr
  • Leon Trotsky, Escritos Latinoamericanos, by John Sullivan
  • Anton Dannat, Auf dem Floss der Medusa?, by Ian Birchall
  • Philippe Gottraux, Socialisme ou Barbarie, by Ian Birchall
  • Eric Cavaterra, La Banque de France et la Commune de Paris, by Jean Marc Schiappa
  • Nicole Bossut, Chaumette, porte-parole des sans-culottes, by Jean Marc Schiappa
  • Zheng Chaolin, An Oppositionist for Life, by Simon Pirani
  • Gregor Benton, China’s Urban Revolutionaries: Explorations in the History of Chinese Trotskyism 1921–1952, by Simon Pirani
  • Robert Louzon, China: Three Thousand Years of History, Fifty Years of Revolution, by Charlie Hore

Letters

Reader’s Notes


Vol. 7 No. 4, Winter 2000–2001
From Syndicalism to Trotskyism:
Writings of Alfred and Marguerite Rosmer

  • Editorial

Writings of Alfred and Marguerite Rosmer

  • I: Overviews
  • II: Syndicalism
  • III: War
  • IV: Comintern
  • V: Transition
  • VI: Trotskyism
  • VII: After Trotsky
  • Biographies

Obituaries

  • Tony Cliff: Three Appraisals

Work in Progress

Reviews

Letters

Reader’s Notes


Vol. 8 No. 1, Summer 2001
The Comintern and its Critics

  • Editorial

I: Those Against

  • John McIlroy, New Light on Arthur Reade: Tracking Down Britain’s First Trotskyist
  • Fritz Keller, Trotskyism in Austria
  • Charles Wesley Ervin, Philip Gunawardena: The Making of a Revolutionary

II: All Change

  • Walter Kendall, The Communist International and the Turn from “Social-Fascism” to the Popular Front
  • Jean-Jacques Marie, The Journal of Georgi Dimitrov

III: Family Quarrels

  • Ante Ciliga, How Tito Took Over the Yugoslav Communist Party
  • John McIlroy, Rehabilitating Communist History: The Communist International, the Communist Party of Great Britain and Some Historians

IV: Objections Overruled: Spain

  • Grandizo Munis and Jaime Fernández, Corrections to the Cahiers Léon Trotsky, no. 227
  • Augustin Guillamón, The Investigation of the Spanish Bolshevik-Leninists (1938)

John McIlroy, John Archer (1909–2000)

Obituaries

Work in Progress, by Ted Crawford, Mike Jones & Al Richardson

Reviews

Letters

Readers’ Notes


Vol. 8 No. 2, Summer 2002
Mutiny:
Disaffection and Unrest in the Armed Forces

I: Mutiny and the Cohesion of the Armed Forces

II: Marxists and Military Thinking

III: Mutinies in Eastern Europe

IV: Disaffection and Dissent in the British Armed Forces

V: Comintern Work in Western Armed Forces in the 1930s

VI: Disaffection in the Army in the Second World War

Work in Progress

Obituaries

Reviews

Letters

Readers’ Notes


Vol. 8 No. 3, 2003
The Balkan Socialist Tradition:
Balkan Socialism and the Balkan Federation, 1871–1915

Editorial

General Introduction, by Andreja Živkovič

I. The Origins of the Balkan Socialist Tradition: Between Populism and Marxism

  • Dragan Plavšič, Introduction
  • Svetomir Markovič, Serbia in the East
  • Svetomir Markovič, Slav Austria and Serb Unity
  • Hristo Botev, On Discord Among the Balkan Peoples

II. Marxism and the Eastern Question: Challenging the Orthodoxy 1896–97

III. Bulgarian Socialism and the Macedonian National Liberation Movement, 1903–08

  • Andreja Živkovič, Introduction
  • Dimo Hadzhi Dimov and Dimitûr Mirazchiev, After Ilinden
  • Dimitûr Blagoev, On the Macedonian Question
  • A. Gorov, Once Again on the Macedonian Question

IV. The Revolution in Turkey and the Balkan Federation

  • Andreja Živkovič, Introduction
  • Christian Rakovsky, The Turkish Revolution
  • Dimitûr Blagoev, The Revolution in Turkey and Social Democracy
  • Dimo Hadzhi Dimov, Our Political Standpoint
  • The Balkan Federation and the Workers
  • The Nationalist Struggles and Socialism

V. The Annexation of Bosnia by Austria-Hungary in 1908

  • Dragan Plavšič, Introduction
  • Otto Bauer, Austria’s Foreign Policy and Social Democracy
  • Dimitrije Tucovič, Austria-Hungary in the Balkans
  • Dimitrije Tucovič, German Socialism and the German Danger
  • Arbeiter-Zeitung, War?
  • Dimitrije Tucovič, What We Say
  • Dimitrije Tucovič and Karl Renner, Debate on Bosnia

VI. The Balkan Federation and Balkan Social Democracy

  • Andreja Živkovič, Introduction
  • Karl Kautsky, The National Tasks of Socialists Among the Balkan Slavs
  • Resolution of the First Balkan Social Democratic Conference
  • Dimitrije Tucovič, The First Balkan Social Democratic Conference
  • Christian Rakovsky, Towards a Balkan Entente
  • Dimitûr Blagoev, Political Prospects
  • Christian Rakovsky, The Balkan Confederation and the Turkish-Bulgarian Defensive Alliance
  • Dimitûr Blagoev, The Balkan Conference and the Balkan Federation

VII. The Balkan Wars of 1912–13 and the Balkan Federation

  • Dragan Plavšič, Introduction
  • Christian Rakovsky, Manifesto of the Socialists of Turkey and the Balkans
  • Triša Kaclerovič, Memoirs of the First Balkan War
  • Hristo Kabakchiev, From Victory to Defeat
  • Dimitrije Tucovič, Serbia and Albania

VIII. The First World War and the Balkan Federation

  • Dragan Plavšič, Introduction
  • Dragiša Lapčevič, Against War
  • Dušan Popovič, Serbian Social Democracy in the War
  • The Second Balkan Social Democratic Conference – Manifesto
  • The Second Balkan Social Democratic Conference – Discussion

Glossary and Maps

Remembering Giulio Seniga

Obituaries

Work in Progress

Reviews

Letters

Readers’ Notes


Vol. 8 No. 4, 2004
August Thalheimer and German Communism

  • Editorial
  • John McIlroy, Al Richardson (1941–2003): An Appreciation
  • Ottokar Luban, Rosa at a Loss: The KPD Leadership and the Berlin Uprising of January 1919: Legend and Reality
  • Karl Retzlaw, From the Kapp Putsch to the March Action
  • August Thalheimer, 1923: A Missed Opportunity?: The Legend of the German October and the Real History of 1923
  • August Thalheimer, The Fifth Congress of the Communist International and Its Results
  • August Thalheimer, The Strategy and Tactics of the Communist International
  • Alexander Vatlin, The Programme Discussion in the Communist International
  • Paolo Sensini, Beyond Marxism, Anarchism and Liberalism: Bruno Rizzi’s Scientific and Revolutionary Path

Work in Progress

Obituaries

Reviews

Letters


Vol. 9 No. 1, 2005
The Russian Revolution of 1905:
Change Through Struggle

  • Editorial
  • Pete Glatter, Introduction
  • The Road to Bloody Sunday (Introduced by Pete Glatter)
  • A Revolution Takes Shape (Introduced by Pete Glatter)
  • The Decisive Days (Introduced by Pete Glatter and Philip Ruff)
  • Rosa Luxemburg and the 1905 Revolution (Introduced by Mark Thomas)
  • Mike Haynes, Patterns of Conflict in the 1905 Revolution

Obituaries

Work in Progress

Reviews

Letters


Vol. 9 No. 2
Stalinism, Revolution and Counter Revolution

RH Vol.9 No.2

  • Editorial
  • Alexander Vatlin, ‘Comrade Thomas’ and the Secret Activity of the Comintern in Germany 1919–1925
  • Andy Durgan, Marxism, War and Revolution: Trotsky and the POUM
  • Tobias Abse, Palmiro Togliatti: Loyal Servant of Stalin
  • Charles Wesley Ervin, Two Pages From Indian Trotskyist History
  • John McIlroy, The Revolutionary Odyssey of John Lawrence
  • Ian Birchall, Daniel Guerin’s Dialogue with Leninism
  • Clara Zetkin, Letter to Lenin
  • Alan Woodward, Russia 1905: Revolutionary History or Debatable Politics?

Obituary

Work in Progress

Reviews


Vol. 9 No. 3, 2006
Remembering 1956

  • John McIlroy, On the Fiftieth Anniversary of 1956
  • Paul Flewers, The Unexpected Denunciation: The Reception of Khrushchev’s ‘Secret Speech’ in Britain
  • Steve Parsons, Nineteen Fifty-Six: What Happened in the Communist Party of Great Britain?
  • John McIlroy, A Communist Historian in 1956: Brian Pearce and the Crisis of British Stalinism
  • Christian Hogsbjerg, Beyond the Boundary of Leninism? C.L.R. James and 1956
  • Ian Birchall, Nineteen Fifty-Six and the French Left
  • Tobias Abse, Palmiro Togliatti and the Italian Communist Party in 1956
  • Harry Ratner, Remembering 1956
  • Ernest Mandel, Poznan and its Aftermath
  • Shane Mage, The Discussion of the Crisis of Stalinism at the Recent NEC Meeting
  • The Marxist-Leninist’s Song

Obituary

Work in Progress

Reviews:


Vol. 9 No. 4, 2007
Pierre Broué:
Revolutionary Historian

Pierre Broué:

Obituaries

Work in Progress

Reviews


Vol. 10 No. 1
Rosa Luxemburg:
Selected Political and Literary Writings

  • Editorial

Selected Writings of Rosa Luxemburg:

Part I: Biographical and Literary Comments

  1. On the Polish poet Adam Mickiewicz
  2. Review: Mehring on Schiller
  3. Tolstoy as a Social Thinker
  4. Lassalle After Fifty Years

Part II: Current Politics

  1. In Defence of Nationality
  2. The Proletarian Woman
  3. Peace, the Triple Alliance and ourselves

Part III: Problems of Party Organisation

  1. Russian Party Conflicts
  2. On the Split in the Russian Social Democratic Duma Group
  3. Observations on the International Socialist Bureau session, 13–14 December 1913
  4. On the Situation in the Russian Social Democracy
  5. After the Jena Congress
  6. Open Letter on Splitting, Unity and Resigning,

Charles Wesley Ervin, Selena Perera: The ‘Rosa Luxemburg of Sri Lanka’

Vincent Présumey, Pierre Lambert (1920–2008)

Obituaries

Work in Progress

Simon Pirani, Review Article: Communist Dissidence and Its Context

Julien Papp, Review Article: Defending the Heritage of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution

Reviews

  • Patricia Collier, Secrets of the Tottenham Outrage (J.J. Plant)
  • Noel Crusz, The Cocos Islands Mutiny (Ted Crawford)
  • André Farkas, Budapest 1956, la tragédie telle que je l’ai vue et vecue and others (Jean-Jacques Marie)
  • W.J. Fishman, Into the Abyss: The Life and Work of G.R. Sims (J.J. Plant)
  • David Goodway, Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow: Left-Libertarian Thought and British Writers from William Morris to Colin Ward (Christian Høgsbjerg)
  • David Goodway (ed.), For Workers’ Power: The Selected Writings of Maurice Brinton (Chris Gray)
  • Nigel Harris, The Terrorist (J.J. Plant)
  • Boris Hessen, Les Racines sociales et économiques des Principia de Newton. Une rencontre entre Newton et Marx à Londres en 1931 (Jean-Jacques Marie)
  • Gabriel García Higueras, Trotsky en el espejo de la historia (Andrea Robles)
  • Vladimir Léon (Director), Le Brahmane du Komintern (Ian Birchall)
  • Harry Ratner, A Socialist at War: With the Pioneer Corps (J.J. Plant)
  • James Sheehan, The Monopoly of violence: Why Europeans Hate Going to War (Ted Crawford)
  • Marcel van der Linden, Western Marxism and the Soviet Union: A Survey of Critical Theories and Debates Since 1917 (Paul Flewers)
  • Vasilis Vopurkoutiotis, Making Common Cause: German-Soviet Secret Relations, 1919–1922 (Brian Pearce)

Letters

  • Jean-Jacques Marie on Pierre Broué and Vincent Présumey
  • Alan Wood on Pierre Broué and Ted Grant (with interview with Pierre Broué and response from J.J. Plant)
  • Mike Jones on Vincent Présumey and Pierre Broué (with editorial note)

Vol. 10 No. 2
The Left in IRAN, 1905–1940

Editor: Cosroe Chaqueri

  • Editorial

The Left in Iran, 1905–1940

  • Cosroe Chaqueri, The Left in Iran, 1905–1940
  • Cosroe Chaqueri, Chronology of the Left in Iran, 1905–1940
  • Archavir Tchilinkirian, Constitutional Persia and Its Needs
  • Cosroe Chaqueri, Communism in Persia, 1920–1941
  • Cosroe Chaqueri, Taqi Arani and the Comintern: The Revolutionary Republican Party of Persia: The ICP’s ‘Surrogate’ or its Alternative
  • Reginald Bridgman, The Rise of Persia

Documents

  • Social-Democrats’ Declaration on the Occasion of the Grant of the Constitution by the Shah, August 1906)
  • Social-Democratic Manifesto, 1908
  • Archavir Tchilinkirian to Karl Kautsky, July 1908
  • Karl Kautsky to Archavir Tchilinkirian, August 1908
  • Protocol No. 1 of the Social-Democratic Conference, October 1908
  • Vasso A. Khachaturian to Georgi V. Plekhanov, November 1908
  • Tigran Derviche to Georgi V. Plekhanov, December 1908
  • The Awakening of Asia: An Appeal of the Persian People Regarding the Loan Project, 1909
  • T. Tria, The Caucasus and the Persian Revolution, February 1911
  • Appeal of Iranian Social Democrats to the International Proletariat, August 1911
  • Jean Longuet, A Great Meeting for Persia, December 1911
  • Avetis Sultanzade, Perspective of Socialist Revolution in the East: Thesis, March 1920
  • The First Congress of the Iranian Communist Party, June 1920
  • Jangali Declarations, June 1920
  • The Revolutionary Committee of Persia: Proclamation Addressed to Our Deceived Jangali and Cossack Brothers, August 1920
  • Pro-Communist Jangalis Last Attempt to Obtain Assistance from Soviet Russia, December 1920
  • Negotiations by Ekhsan-allah Khan’s Government with Kuchek Khan, February–March 1921
  • Theodor Rothstein to Nariman Narimanov, March 1921
  • Theodor Rothstein to Georgi Chicherin, July 1921
  • Programme of the Ranjbaran (Workmen’s) Party, 1921
  • Proclamation of the Revival of the Republic with the Second Central Committee of the Iranian Communist Party, August 1921
  • Report by the Central Committee of the ICP to the ECCI (Extracts), December 1921
  • A British Report on the Persian Party Kaunik (Communist), October 1922
  • The Ishtamayun (Ijtima‛iyoun/Socialist) Party in Tehran, January 1923
  • A Buried Interview: Persia: An English Semi-Colony, February 1927
  • Brief Report on the Proceedings of the Second Congress of the ICP, October 1927
  • Sultanadze’s Request for Transfer to the Comintern, November 1927
  • Address of the Iranian Communist Party to the Toilers of Iran, 1928
  • Action Programme of the Iranian Communist Party, 1929
  • The Anti-Socialist Law, June 1931
  • Reginald Bridgman, Persia and British Labour, July 1931
  • Sultanadze’s Letter of Resignation

Documents with Specific Reference to Britain

  • Taghi-Zada and Moazid-Es-Saltana, Persia’s Appeal to England
  • The Persia Committee, Anglo-Russian Convention of 1907
  • Maxim Gorki, The Persia Committee
  • Persia, Finland and the Russian Alliance
  • K. Malik, Grabbing Persia
  • F.L. Kerran, From Brixton Jail to Enzeli
  • The British and the Reds at Enzeli
  • George Horwill, Oil and Finance

Other Material

  • Ron Heisler, The Thaxted Tales: Trotskyist Versus Stalinist Pilgrims on the Anglo-Catholic Path

Obituaries

  • Robert Barltrop
  • Bill Banta
  • Roy Berkeley
  • Frank Cieciorka
  • Max Clémenceau
  • Stephen William Cohen
  • Upali Cooray
  • Angel Fanjul
  • Terry Fields
  • Ruth Frow
  • Ernesto Gonzales
  • Dona Caroline Rupasinghe Gunawardena
  • Chris Harman
  • Anatol Kagan
  • Khoa Hoàng Khôi
  • Ernest Millington
  • Adrian Mitchell
  • Bernie Moss
  • Harold Pinter
  • Eduardo Pons Prades
  • William A. Price
  • Antonio Roca
  • Rowland Sheret
  • Cyril Smith
  • Jack Sprung
  • Alan Walter

Work in Progress

Paul Le Blanc, Trotsky Lives

Reviews

  • William Fishman, East End 1888 (J.J. Plant)
  • José Ramón Garmabella, El Grito de Trotsky: Ramón Mercader, El hombre que mató al líder revolucionario (Gabriel García Higueras)
  • John Green, Engels: A Revolutionary Life (Keith Flett)
  • Tristram Hunt, Engels: The Frock-Coated Communist (Keith Flett)
  • Frank Henderson, Life on the Track, Memoirs of a Socialist Worker (J.J. Plant)
  • David King, Red Star Over Russia: A Visual History of the Soviet Union from 1917 to the Death of Stalin (Corula Star)
  • Simon Pirani, The Russian Revolution in Retreat, 1920–24: Soviet Workers and the New Communist Elite (Geoff Barr)
  • Andrew Roberts (ed.), Postcards from the Russian Revolution (Bridget St Ruth)
  • Antonella Saqlomoni, L’Union soviétique et la shoah (Jean-Jacques Marie)
  • Jan Willem Stutje, Ernest Mandel: A Rebel’s Dream Deferred (Mike Belbin)
  • Tim Tzouliadis, The Forsaken: From the Great Depression to the Gulags: Hope and Betrayal in Stalin’s Russia (Paul Flewers)

Letters


Vol. 10 No. 3
The Left in IRAN 1941–1957

  • The foundation of the Tudeh Party of Iran in 1941
  • Moscow’s attempt to set up a pro-Soviet autonomous republic in Iranian Azerbaijan in 1945
  • The fake assassination attempt on the Shah and the ensuing banning of the Tudeh Party in 1949
  • The mass campaign to Nationalise the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company
  • The Tudeh Party’s hostility to Mohammed Mosaddeq and the national-democratic movement
  • The Tudeh Party’s failure to prevent the Anglo-American coup against Mosaddeq in 1953
  • The SAKA, an attempt to build a communist organisation based on workers’ councils
  • The ideas of Mostafa Sho’a’iyan, a maverick Iranian marxist
  • The continued influence of Stalinism upon the historiograhy of the Iranian Left
  • The course of the Iranian Left as reported in documents from the British, Soviet and US official archives

Vol. 10 No. 4

  • Editorial
  • European Revolutionaries and Algerian Independence, 1954-1962
  • I: Ian Birchall, Introduction
  • II: Sylvain Pattieu: The Comrades of the Brothers
    • Introduction
    • Chapter I: A Colonial War
    • Chapter II: The Far Left in the 1950s
    • Chapter III: In Face of the FLN
    • Chapter IV: What Kind of Support for the Algerian Revolution?
    • Chapter V: SFIO, PCF: The ‘Betrayals’: From ‘Peace in Algeria’ to
    • Pacification
    • Chapter VI: The Days of the Networks
    • Chapter VII: The New Left
    • Chapter VIII: In the Service of the FLN?
    • Chapter IX: Facing Fascism?
    • Chapter X: Pieds-rouges
    • Chapter XI: Conclusion
  • III: Additional Material: The Far Left
    • Pierre Lambert, Let the Algerian People Speak: Part V — Independence by
    • Stages and the Constituent Assembly
    • Pierre Lambert, Silence Becomes Complicity
    • Ian Birchall, A Note on the Committee for the Release of Messali Hadj and
    • the Victims of Repression
    • Voix Ouvriere, Tail-Ending
    • Voix Ouvriere, Once There Was a Party…
    • Ian Birchall, Socialisme ou Barbarie and the Algerian War
  • IV: Aspects of the War
    • The Algerian War Seen from Renault-Billancourt
    • La Vérité des Travailleurs, Save the Reservists of the Gare de Lyon From
    • Military Justice
    • Vérités Pour, A Reminder of Principles
    • Vérités Pour, Bernard Randon, The Great Refusal
    • Ian Birchall, A Note on the MNA
    • Ian Birchall, Mitterrand’s War
  • V: Solidarity in Europe
    • Fritz Keller, Solidarity Action in Austria
    • John Plant, John Baird: A British MP Who Supported the Algerian Revolution
  • VI: Past and Future
    • Report to the Second North African Interfederal Communist Conference on 24 September 1922, Adopted Unanimously
    • Communism and the Colonial Question
    • Hadjali Abdelkader, Colonial Action
    • Robert Louzon, A Disgrace
    • Manus McGrogan, From the Algerian War to May 1968 and After: The
    • Roles of Left Radicals and Their Press
  • VII: Bibliography
    • Some Further Reading
    • A Note on Some Novels Dealing with the War
    • Other Material
      •  
  • Obituaries Reviews
    • Georg Adler, Peter Hudis and Annelies Laschitza (eds),
    • The Letters of Rosa Luxemburg (Mike Jones)
    • Ross Bradshaw and others (compilers), Remembering Colin Ward, 1924-
    • 2010 (JJ Plant)
    • Gerd Callesen and Wolfgang Maderthaner (eds), Victor Adler-Friedrich
    • Engels Briefwechsel, Dokumentation Verein für die Geschichte der
    • Arbeiterbewegung (Fritz Keller)
    • Gerd Callesen and Wolfgang Maderthaner (eds), Victor Adler-Friedrich
    • Engels Briefwechsel (Fritz Keller)
    • Richard B Day and Daniel F Gaido (eds), Witnesses to Permanent
    • Revolution: The Documentary Record (Ben Lewis)
    • Jean Numa Ducange (Editor), Karl Kautsky and Jean Jaures, Le socialisme
    • et la révolution française (Jean-Jacques Marie)
    • William J Fishman, The Insurrectionists (Robin Blick)
    • Pierre Frank, The Long March of the Trotskyists (Harry Ratner)
    • John Gorman, Stratford: Another East End (JJ Plant)
    • Daniel A Gordon, Immigrants and Intellectuals (Ian Birchall)
    • Ernst Hanisch, Der große Illusionist: Otto Bauer (1881-1938) (Fritz Keller)
    • Annelies Laschitza, Die Liebknechts. Karl und Sophie (Theodor Bergmann)
    • Deborah Lavin, Bradlaugh Contra Marx: Radicalism and Socialism in the First International (Terry Liddle)
    • Dorian Lynskey, 33 Revolutions Per Minute: A History of Protest Songs (JJ Plant)
    • Merilyn Moos, The Language of Silence (Ian Birchall)
    • David North, In Defense of Leon Trotsky (Cheney Longville)
    • Joshua Rubenstein, Leon Trotsky: A Revolutionary’s Life (Paul Flewers)
    • Victor Serge, Retour à l’Ouest: Chroniques (juin 1936-mai 1940) (Ian Birchall)
    • Alan Thornett, Militant Years: Car Workers’ Struggles of the 60s and 70s (Julian Alford)
    • Paul Trewhela, Inside Quatro: Uncovering the Exile History of the ANC and SWAPO (JJ Plant)
    • Jürg Ulrich, Kamenev: Der Gemäßigte Bolschewik. Das kollektive Denken im umfeld Lenins (Reiner Tosstorff)
    • Ben Watson, Adorno for Revolutionaries (Sheila Lahr)
    • Larry Wayne, Union Bread. Bagels, Platzels and Chollah: The Story of the London Jewish Bakers’ Union (JJ Plant
    • Mary K Wilmers, The Eitingons: A Twentieth-Century Story (Bridget St Ruth)
    •  Alan Woodward, Life and Times of Joe Thomas: The Road to Libertarian Socialism (Bridget St Ruth)

    Vol. 11 No. 1

      Editorial

      Letter to Leon Trotsky by Boris Souvarine

      Trotsky and the German Communist Opposition

      Soviet Foreign Policy and World evolution by Jay Lovestone

      Christian Stalinism and Trotskyism

      Revolutionary Tactics in Spain by Senex (Mark Schmit)

      Obituaries

      Reviews

      Letters

 


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